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Karzai Invites Taliban Leadership to Direct Talks

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has invited the Taliban leadership to direct talks with his government, while asking Pakistan to “support and facilitate” those negotiations aimed at ending a decade of war. In a statement issued Tuesday, Mr. Karzai said he was inviting Taliban leaders “in order to realize the objectives of the peace process.” He […]

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Karzai Invites Taliban Leadership to Direct Talks

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has invited the Taliban leadership to direct talks with his government, while asking Pakistan to “support and facilitate” those negotiations aimed at ending a decade of war. In a statement issued Tuesday, Mr. Karzai said he was inviting Taliban leaders “in order to realize the objectives of the peace process.” He […]

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Albanian Soldier Dies in Attack in Southern Afghanistan

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Albanian soldiers belonging to the NATO mission in Afghanistan came under attack on Monday, leaving at least one of them dead. It is the first fatality among the 260 Albanian troops serving in Afghanistan. The attack in a village not far from the southern city of Kandahar was staged by gunmen in Afghan police uniforms. […]

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Afghan Police Kill Albanian Soldier

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Albanian officials say Afghan police opened fire on international troops Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing an Albanian soldier. The Albanian Defense Ministry said authorities arrested 11 Afghan police officers after the shooting, which also wounded another Albanian soldier and a foreign soldier. Earlier reports said two Albanian soldiers had died. It said the incident occurred […]

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Afghan Police Kill 2 Albanian Soldiers

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Albanian officials say Afghan police opened fire on international troops Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing two Albanian soldiers. The Albanian Defense Ministry said authorities arrested 11 Afghan police officers after the shooting, which left an Albanian captain and corporal dead and another foreign soldier wounded. It said the incident occurred in a village near the […]

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Kandahar Suicide Bomber Attacks Police Station

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan police say a suicide bomber has attacked a police station in the southern city of Kandahar, killing at least one police officer. Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq says the attacker detonated a bomb-laden car outside the station on Monday, injuring at least four other people, both police and civilians. The blast also badly damaged […]

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Kandahar Suicide Bomber Attacks Police Station

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan police say a suicide bomber has attacked a police station in the southern city of Kandahar, killing at least one police officer. Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq says the attacker detonated a bomb-laden car outside the station on Monday, injuring at least four other people, both police and civilians. The blast also badly damaged […]

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Afghan TV Host Told To Wear Headscarves, Less Makeup

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Afghanistan government is asking female television presenters to start wearing headscarves and avoid heavy makeup. The information and culture ministry made the request Wednesday in a letter distributed to the media. The request comes as Afghan and U.S. officials seek talks with the Taliban in an effort to ensure stability after foreign troops leave. […]

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Afghanistan Demands Immediate Control of US Prison

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s government is again demanding that control of a U.S. – run prison be immediately transferred to Afghan authorities. During Thursday’s meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai, senior judicial officials ordered a commission to implement the full transfer of the U.S. detention center near Bagram Air Base within one month — by March 9. President […]

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Pakistan: ‘No Hidden Agenda’ in Afghanistan

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan says it has no “hidden agenda” in Afghanistan, and has dismissed a recently leaked classified NATO report that accuses it of secretly assisting the Afghan Taliban. The report alleges that Taliban insurgents are targeting coalition troops in Afghanistan with the help of Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, the ISI. On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry called […]

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